Mischa Barton loves ‘dark’ men.
The former ‘O.C.’ actress – who recently split from Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard – is attracted to intense, brooding types even though they make her feel depressed and claustrophobic. She said: ‘I have always been in very heavy, long-term serious relationships… three in a row. I tend to be attracted to slightly dark men, meaning they have huge lows, which I can too. This is not conducive to being happy and carefree.
‘I have therefore set my mind to dating if I feel like it, but not getting into anything serious. It’s difficult to find the happy medium. I am dating in a general sense… nothing exclusive. I am enjoying myself.’ When it comes to choosing potential lovers, the 23-year-old beauty prides brains over bulging muscles. She added to Britain’s Hello! magazine: ‘I love men to be super-intelligent rather than Greek gods. I love hanging out with the boys, so even after a relationship has ended I like to stay friends.’
Mischa also spoke about her tumultuous past, including her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence and without a valid licence. She said: ‘I have no privacy and therefore I have grown up in the public arena. Not an excuse, just a fact. ‘I should have known better than to drink-drive and I am just very happy nothing worse happened. I have learnt a huge lesson and am now also more wary of my friends and their influence over me. ‘I should never have got in that car, and for that I admit my guilt. Sometimes you need a big shock to shake you up.’
Candids of Mischa leaving club Bardot in LA have been uploaded. They are from the same day as the previous set of candids.
Now back from Montreal where Mischa filmed her new pilot for The CW, she was quickly spotted out and about in LA. Unless the show gets an extra early pick up, we won’t know if it will go to full series until the middle of May. This is also the first set of candids with Mischa’s new hair colour.
You can also view extracted hq photos of the shoot here.
Many many more behind the scenes videos from Mischa’s upcoming The CW pilot Beautiful Life were added to YouTube. The two videos below are the main vids that feature Mischa. Click here for all the videos which feature the rest of the cast.
Mischa is featured on the cover of the brand new issue of Cosmopolitan UK for May 2009. It’s a stunning new photo shoot featuring a brand new interview where Mischa talks about her perspective on body image. IMO, this is one of Mischa’s best interviews to date. She comes across extremely aware of the issue at hand and articulates her answers in a fashion that should be relatable to all Cosmo readers the world over. Great job, Cosmo! Make sure to grab your own copy of this if you can.
Big THANK YOU to Tona for sending in the scans! I had no idea this editorial was even on the horizon.
A few behind the scenes production stills from Mischa’s upcoming film titled Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain have been added. This is the movie she filmed in India that is inspired by true events associated with the 1984 industrial disaster in India. A pesticide plant released 42 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas, exposing at least 520,000 people to toxic gases. The Bhopal disaster is frequently cited as the world’s worst industrial disaster. The movie also co-stars Martin Sheen and House’s Kal Penn. Thanks to Maz for the photos.